Fear always works to influence the population when the population is uneducated. Wonder why the GOP is always defunding education and raising rates on student loans? They manipulate an uneducated populace through Fear and divide them with Hate.
Almighty ever-living God, lead us to a share in the joys of heaven, so that the humble flock may reach where the brave Shepherd has gone before. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.